The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
The wise of heart will heed commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.
Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but the one who rebukes boldly makes peace. a11
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
On the lips of one who has understanding wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of one who lacks sense.
The wise lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near.
The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.
Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but one who rejects a rebuke goes astray.
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